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One notable attribute in the lives of Moses and his parents, which the New Testament also talks about, is their faith. His parents lived under oppression in Egypt but they were full of faith in God. People who live in trying times often develop a crushed, conquered spirit or a conquering spirit. Oppression bows, bends, crushes, destroys the human spirit or stirs up and activates the innate qualities in man. But the faith in Moses’ parents produced a conquering spirit in them. They gave birth to Moses in trying times and raised him in the same faith and courage they had in God. Character traits of parents often rob off on their children. If parents are full of faith or fear, courage or cowardice, hospitality or hostility, love or hatred, gentleness or aggressiveness, humility or pride, trust or mistrust, truthfulness or lying, sincerity or hypocrisy, the same attributes are found in their children. “When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.” General attitude of faith learnt from parents can develop into active and living faith with which to obtain specific Christian experiences of salvation, sanctification, healing, deliverance, divine provision and Holy Ghost baptism. When times are tough, when things are difficult, when storms are raging, when the fire is burning, we need to live by faith like this family - Amram and Jochebed and their son, Moses. 1. THE CALL AND CONVERSION THROUGH FAITH IN TRYING TIMES Exodus 2:11,12; Romans 3:23-26; 5:6-8; 6:23; Exodus 34:6,7a; 1 Timothy 1:12-16; Hosea 1:7; Exodus 15:1,2; 33:13,14,17; 34:9,10; 33:11; Numbers 12:7,8; Deuteronomy 34:11,12; Nehemiah 9:27. Parental training does not automatically produce salvation experience in children without personal realization of their sinful state. Though Moses had a general faith, he had no moral strength to resist sin. He committed murder and thereby proved the utter sinfulness of all men. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”. A time comes when a man realizes his state of sinfulness and need of salvation because nobody is born a child of God. Being born of Christian parents does not make one a Christian either. General knowledge and faith in the existence of God and His divine attributes cannot save. Forgiveness of sin comes through exercise of definite and specific faith in the redemptive sacrifice of Christ. Though not recorded, scripture accounts show that he had a genuine spiritual experience with the Lord. God revealed Himself to Moses as “merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin...” Moses did not know that God “will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.” He was as ignorant as the militant Saul of Tarsus who was saved by God’s mercy and grace. When he realized that God was merciful and trusted in His love, grace, mercy and power, and not in aggression, He had a personal relationship with the Lord. Thus, having experienced not only physical but spiritual redemption, Moses sang to the Lord whom he referred to as “my salvation”, “my God” and the same as “my father’s God”. With grace and divine presence in his life, God knew him by name and spoke to him face to face. Response to the call to salvation comes before the call to service. He was a sinner but became a saint, a “servant” and one of the “saviours” God sent to save Israel from their enemies. True conversion always leads to total transformation.
When the Lord called Moses. Numbers 12:3. Matthew 5:5. Moses’ mind was fixed on the reward that he was going to receive from God. The world is corrupt. Hebrews 11:25. Daniel. A true Christian does not change his attitude.. 1 John 5:4. God also testified that meekness had replaced aggressiveness in Moses. ******** Congregational Song: FAITH OF OUR FATHERS . so did he. standing on the Word of God even when other people get by with lies and deception. 11:28-30. He was humble and made room for other people to be what they ought to be. 12:1.is faithful in all mine house. Proverbs 29:25. But he rejected all those. than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season”. Moses rejected the privilege of becoming a great nation at the expense of the nation of Israel that sinned and risked being wiped off. etc. (3) Forsaking sin in all its forms. THE CHARACTER OF THE FAITHFUL IN TRYING TIMES Numbers 12:7. to love God and His people even in trying times. 13:12.. And it is impossible to be faithful to God without having faith in Him. David. He was willing to lose his spiritual privileges if God would not forgive the children of Israel. Philippians 3:13. (4) Joyfully accepting the reproaches of Christ. Romans 12:10. (5) humility and meekness. Acts 13:22. we will not be unfaithful to Him. (3) courage. Numbers 11:27-29. (6) Disallowing fear from controlling our decisions in times of crisis. (2) fearlessness in tough times. Exodus 32:9-14. Filled with love for His people. Paul.2. Obedience to the word of God is the essence and substance of Christianity. God’s testimony about Moses is. to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter so he could enjoy all the privileges and pleasures of the palace. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF FAITH IN TRYING TIMES Romans 15:4. Hebrews 3:2. Ruth also had this kind of faith in trying times that God wants all His children to have. Hebrews 11:27.5.13. Hebrews 11:25. Hebrews 11:24-27. Exodus 40:16.30-33. we must obey God’s commands.” And the call of the Lord upon our lives today is so as to fulfil all His will. 11:26. Faith in God and faithfulness to God go hand in hand.” If we are going to be Christians in nature and not in name. God wants this kind of faithfulness in His children. 11:26. It is difficult to get saved or take a stand and live by personal conviction and be rewarded if there is fear of man in the heart. evil and under the dominion and authority of Satan. How do we recognize faith in trying times? (1) Repentance and refusal to identify with Egypt or the world. If we have faith in God. “choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God. dressing. and (7) walking with God at all times. It was more convenient for Moses to identify with the Egyptians. stance. (6) seeking God’s glory in all things.5. (7) Seeing the invisible God in trying times. (4) love for God and His people. Faith and faithfulness are revealed by (1) obedience to God. “My servant Moses . Every believer needs to put aside whatever will hinder him from getting to heaven. (5) Fixing the mind on eternal reward. and running the race with patience. Hebrews 11:27. Ruth 1:16. 2:15-17.. conviction because of persecution. Isaiah 33:15-17. (2) Identification with the people of God. Faith in Christ will make every adherent to separate from the world which Egypt symbolizes. These characteristics of faith in Moses are required of every Christian today.” Moses literally lived in the consciousness of God and “according to all that the LORD commanded him. He expected them to “fulfil all my will . 3.14.
too. Faith of our fathers! we will strive To win all nations unto Thee. holy faith! We will be true to Thee till death. fire and sword. Faith of our fathers. holy faith! We will be true to Thee till death. Faith of our fathers! we will love Both friend and foe in all our strife. And through the truth that comes from God Mankind shall then be truly free. 3. Faith of our fathers. holy faith! We will be true to Thee till death. O how our hearts beat high with joy Whene’er we hear that glorious word! Faith of our fathers.1. as love knows how By kindly words and virtuous life. . 2. Faith of our fathers! living still In spite of dungeon. And preach Thee.
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